arisaka type 99

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 99zulu, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. 99zulu

    99zulu New Member

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    My grandfather passed away yesterday. We were very close. He taught me to box, and to work hard, and to be a fighter. He led an incredible life, and will be missed.
    He left me 5 rifles, 2 shotguns, and a pistol. Among the rifles was this type 99 arisaka. I've done a little bit of research on it, and have found that its one of the earlier models. I believe that it dates somewhere around 1939.

    Any information would be appreciated as I know very little about the weapon. Mostly I thought that you guys would be interested in it.

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  2. 99zulu

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    I forgot to say that the imperial chresanthimum (totally misspelled that lol) is still in tact. Which I have read is fairly un common, because most were defaced.
     

  3. 99zulu

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    The arisaka, Mossberg 30-30, and s&w .32 that he left me. I believe the .32 predates 1957 because of where the serial number is located.
    haven't done any research on the double barreled shotgun yet. Will post about it when I know more
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  4. sandog

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    Sorry to hear about his passing. I was close with my Grandad also. I started learning from him when I was 12 or 13 about reloading, woodworking, gardening, etc. I've shot a lot of surplus rifles but have never shot or even seen an Arisaka. (And I was born in Japan.) My dad brought back a large rising sun flag from fighting on Guadalcanal. He let a bar in Louisville display it, not sure if they still have it or not. Like you said, I've heard many or most of the chrysanthemum marks were removed.
     
  5. 99zulu

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    Yeah, I've never seen one before either. I'm not even sure what type of ammo it takes. 6.5 or something like that I think
     
  6. Trez

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    The Type 99 takes 7.7x58 Japanese

    Yours is a early model, as it has the Anti-Aircraft wings, do you know if theres a dust cover or monopod floating around somewhere? They make the rifle more valuable as they were thrown away by returning US troops. The Mum is a indication that is a battlefield pickup and not a surrendered rifle.
     
  7. c3shooter

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    Trez nailed it. Rifles captured in combat- intact mum. Surrendered at war's end, ground off.

    Some info on the 99, including assembly/disassembly.
    http://www.surplusrifle.com/arisaka/index.asp


    As said- should be caliber 7.7 Arisaka, aka 7.7 Jap. No subsitutes, please. If there is ANY doubt that the rifle may have been rechambered, take it to a gunsmith. Have him use Cerro-Safe and make a chamber casting.
     
  8. 99zulu

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    Oh ok. Thanks for the info.

    No, there was no dust cover or anything with it. Just the rifle